In order to transfer to us or rejoin, you will need to:
be serving (or have served) with a Home Office Force. Officers from non-Home Office Forces will be considered on a case-by-case basis
pass the necessary vetting and occupational health checks
pass the basic fitness test, which is a shuttle run (bleep test) to level 5.4
have no outstanding disciplinary or integrity issues
have resided in the UK for three years immediately prior to submitting your application
declare any business interest
hold a full manual driving licence
* Please note that individuals who have retired and are in receipt of a pension from a police force will not be considered.
Re-joiner rules change
Rules which used to mean that former officers re-joining the police must do so within five years no longer apply. You can re-join no matter how long ago you left, but you must have completed your probation period.
If you are a re-joiner, you will be required to undertake a 6-month probation period. If you are re-joining at a different rank or you left your previous force more than 5 years ago, you will be required to undertake a 12-month probationary period.
Re-joiners will undertake a training review to determine whether you will be required to complete the full training course or just complete specific elements to be operationally.
Re-joiners at the same rank will re-enter the service on the pay scale point at which they left their previous force. Officers re-joining at a higher or lower rank will have their pay considered on a case by case basis.
Re-joiners must have completed their probationary period
Officers wishing to transfer must have completed their probationary period and confirmed in role.